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  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    17 May 1928 at the Games in Amsterdam: when the world discovered magician Dhyan Chand

    India, which was then part of the British Empire, took part in its first Olympic field hockey tournament at the Games in Amsterdam, and won it. This was the first in a series of eight victories up to 1980. The team, which started with a 6-0 win over Austria on 17 May 1928, had a real magician, Dhyan Chand, as one of its members.
    17 May 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Hockey
  • News | RIO 2016

    Snapped: the secret behind the striking shot of Sindhu

    David Ramos captured one of the most imaginative and celebrated images of Rio 2016: Indian badminton star PV Sindhu, from above, with the thrown shuttlecock perfectly positioned over one eye. The Spanish photographer explains how teamwork combined to get the perfect frame – and talks about the crazy life of an Olympic photographer.
    16 May 2019 | Olympic News, India, Badminton, RIO 2016
  • News | YOG

    Family ties bind strong at the YOG

    As the world marks the International Day of Families on 15 May, Olympic.org takes a look at some of the Youth Olympic Games athletes whose families have strong links to the YOG and the Olympic Games
    15 May 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Multi-talented USA surfer Coffin aiming to make history at Tokyo 2020

    Winter Olympians are perhaps not the obvious inspiration for a surfer, but the USA’s Conner Coffin, who is aiming to win one of his sport’s first-ever Olympic medals, is no ordinary competitor... 
    14 May 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, United States of America
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Yona Knight-Wisdom, the diver making Jamaican sporting history

    At the Olympic Games Rio 2016, Yona Knight-Wisdom became the first Jamaican athlete to participate in an Olympic diving competition. But that was just the beginning; he now has his sights set on a medal at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 next year, and is leaving nothing to chance.
    13 May 2019 | Olympic News, Diving, Tokyo 2020, Jamaica
  • News | YOG

    YOG graduates grab attention in April

    Several former Youth Olympic Games athletes made their mark on the international sporting stage in April. Here, Olympic.org looks at some of the highlights…
    10 May 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Los Angeles 1984

    Lacoste unveils Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Heritage collection

    Lacoste has launched its Olympic Heritage clothing and accessories line celebrating the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984, the third in a collection that forms part of a licensing agreement with the International Olympic Committee. 
    08 May 2019 | Olympic News, Los Angeles 1984
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Pearne-Webb focused on retaining women’s hockey title in Tokyo

    She took the last, winning penalty of the final at Rio 2016, but Hollie Pearne-Webb isn’t looking back. In one of the most unpredictable women’s team sports, hockey, the Great Britain star is focused on trying to win back-to-back golds at Tokyo 2020.
    07 May 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, RIO 2016, Hockey, Great Britain
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